Monthly Archives: July 2011

“Real Risk of Having to Lay Off 1 or 2 Employees in the Near Future”

The newest in “The American Faces of GSP Expiration” series.  This small, New Mexico-based designer and manufacturer of custom door hardware may have to lay off employees because of increased GSP tariffs. We’re looking for more companies to be profiled … Continue reading

Posted in GSP, India, New Mexico, The American Faces of GSP Expiration | Leave a comment

Updated Version of GSP Supporter List by CD

With its most recent update, our Supporter List now includes companies operating in 42 states and 254 congressional districts.  You can download the list of GSP Supporters by district here.  You can add your company name by emailing here. California’s … Continue reading

Posted in GSP | Leave a comment

Hill Day to Push for FTAs, GSP

Spent this afternoon on Capitol Hill lobbying House offices on the need to pass the pending FTAs, including GSP.  Special thanks to the US Chamber of Commerce, which led the 80+ person group of companies and associations that went door-to-door … Continue reading

Posted in GSP | Leave a comment

New: GSP State Report Page

This morning, we finished all the state-by-state reports on the costs of GSP expiration.  In an effort to keep things simple, we created a separate “GSP State Reports” page where you can download individual reports for all 50 states on … Continue reading

Posted in GSP, State Reports | Leave a comment

More GSP State Reports

Below is the second batch of reports for Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas.  If you operate in any of those states but are not on the GSP Supporter List, click here to add your name. Reports GSP Expiration … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, State Reports | Leave a comment

First Batch of GSP State Reports

Reduced posting hasn’t meant reduced work.  Instead, we’ve been creating the state-by-state reports on the impacts of GSP expiration with the new trade data that came out last week.  Below is the first batch of reports for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, … Continue reading

Posted in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, GSP | Leave a comment

GSP Expiration Cost (Another) $58 Million in May

The trade data released by the Department of Commerce this afternoon showed that American companies paid an estimated $58.3 million in new taxes on $1.5 billion worth of previously GSP-eligible imports in May.  Through the first 5 months of the … Continue reading

Posted in GSP | Leave a comment